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Feature Series

How to Book and Buy Travel

  A series of very popular articles on topics such as 'Free First Class Upgrades - Fantasy or Fact' and 'How to Save up to 60% on international Business and First Class Fares' and 'Air Fare Loopholes'.

Close Encounters of the Unpleasant Kind

  Coach class seats seem to be getting smaller and smaller.  Here's what you need to know about how to choose - and succeed in obtaining - the most comfortable planes and seats for your next flight.

Road Warrior Resources

  Essential tools and (essential?) toys for today's road warrior.

Make your time both as productive and as pleasant as possible while traveling.  Lots of helpful info for both the business and leisure traveler.

Jet Lag Causes and Cures

  Jet lag is very real and can have a major (negative) impact on your business judgment and vacation enjoyment, as well as making the 'back home blues' even worse upon your return.

Find out how to plan for and minimize jet lag on your long distance travels in this two part series.

Travel Planning and Assistance

  A series of articles that suggest new ideas for things to see and do on vacation, and which provide practical advice on how to plan for and optimize your travel experiences.

Scary, Silly and Stupid Security Stories

  Ever since 9/11 we seem to be expected to suffer increasing amounts of indignity.  Maybe this is acceptable if there are matching increases of security.  But - is that really happening?

Read exposes of our current security flaws and bungled implementations of basic security needs in this section.

Airline Reviews


Reviews of different international airlines and their premium cabin services.

Airline (Mis!)Management

  Is there any other industry so universally hated as the airline industry?  And, for that matter, does any other industry so universally hate and abuse its customers?

Every so often I feel compelled to comment on the latest lunacies perpetrated on their flying public by the airlines.  Read more here.

Reviews of Books and Newsletters

  The reviews of books and newsletters here can save you money, and/or can help you confirm a decision to buy a book or to subscribe to a newsletter.

Miscellaneous Articles

  Other things we've written that seem to defy easy categorization.


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Airplane Types - A handy reference to answer your questions like how many engines, what type of seating configuration, what sort of size, how old, etc, different planes are.

Banned Carry on Items - the latest (Mar 03) list of what you can and can't take onboard a plane.

The 'Master Terrorist List' - and what happens to innocent people if they are mistakenly placed on it!

The inevitable page of Links to other Travel Related websites!

Freedoms of the Air - the meaning behind terms such as 'third freedom' that are sometimes used to describe airline routes and their negotiations with governments.

About The Travel Insider

An unsuccessful attempt to encourage ASTA to defend itself!

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